<p>Ein "Special" des IEEE-Spectrum könnte interessant sein: "Why Mars Now?"
Ich schieb es hier gleich noch ungelesen ans Forum.

vy73
Harald, DF3TY...<br><br></p>
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A great many of us would love to see people back on the moon again. But does it make sense to spend the US $50 billion it might cost to get them there? Do we need a base on the moon to get to Mars? And if not, should we bother going to the moon at all?<br>
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Franklin R. Chang Díaz has a dream: to build a nuclear-electric rocket engine that could potentially push people to Mars and back using a fraction of the propellant needed for a chemical rocket. The former astronaut, with seven space shuttle missions under his belt, believes he has the technology to make his dream a reality.<br>
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Some experts believe that China could be the first to put people on Mars. Really? It could happen if China were to accelerate its rate of progress. But to do so it would have to depart from the top-down, by-the-book decision making that now prevails in other nations, according to noted space journalist James Oberg.<br>
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Jun 11, 2009 <br>
Learn how multiphysics simulations enable innovative technology organizations to advance their product development beyond the ordinary. This webinar introduces you to a wide range of challenging design problems that are solved by applying multiphysics modeling and simulation techniques. A hands-on tutorial demonstrates the work-flow in the design of a MEMS device including the coupling of electromagnetic, structural mechanics, and heat transfer phenomena in the same simulation.<br>
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Elon Musk is an entrepreneur who played key roles in starting Tesla Motors and PayPal. His latest start-up is Space Exploration Technologies Corp., which aims to develop reusable launch vehicles and to help fulfill his personal quest to land a human on Mars. In this essay, Musk discusses the challenges faced by a private mission to space.<br>
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Europeans tend to see humanity’s future in space somewhat differently than Americans do. Their scientific leaders prefer robotic exploration to human colonization, and yet they’re excited about the International Space Station and wish we were paying more attention to it. Our William Sweet talks with Europe’s leading developer of deep space missions to learn more.<br>
<strong><a  href="http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/podcast/aerospace/space-flight/bernard-foing"><font color="#000000">Listen now.</font></a></strong></td></tr></table>
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Elon Musk isn’t the only successful digital-era executive to envision a future on another planet. Founders of some of the biggest technology firms on this planet, from Google to Microsoft, are investing in the means necessary to travel to another one. Here’s a gallery of who’s really got geek cred in the new space race.<br>
<strong><a  href="http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/static/06AS_Slide_TableGeeks"><font color="#000000">View now.</font></a></strong></td></tr></table>
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As you’ve likely noticed, IEEE Spectrum website and Tech Alert have a new look. But the differences are more than cosmetic; we’ve also overhauled the content management system, which will make it easier for us to provide dynamic content throughout the site. Still, please be patient as we continue to improve the site and fix glitches. <br>
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<a href="http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/blog/robotics/robotics-software/automaton/the_new_terminator_and_the_most_recent_fears_of_robot_uprising" target="_blank" class="headlinelinks"><i>Automaton</i>: The New Terminator and the Most Recent Fears of Robot Uprising</a></td></tr></table>
There are certain topics that inspire rashes of articles about the inevitable robot uprising. Typically they start with some mild panic, then they interview an expert who describes how unrealistic their concerns are, then they conclude that there’s nothing to worry about...yet.<br>
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